A total of 110,000 face masks have been distributed freely to residents in all the 55 wards so far.
This is according to Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui who says every ward receives 1000 face masks on weekly basis.
Addressing media in Nakuru on Tuesday, Kinyanjui reiterated that the program will go on to aid the vulnerable who cannot afford even the face masks.
The face masks being distributed are manufactured locally through the Nakuru County TVET centers and other institutions.
“We have been able to distribute 110,000 masks as at today. I must commend the TVET centres in Nakuru as well as community individuals who are skilled for the continued support help protect our people” he said.
He added that in Nakuru East sub county, there is a centre at Menengai Social Hall that has seen some residents trained and are now able to produce the masks.
Already 13,000 masks have been manufactured under the program that is also being spearheaded by the county Ministry of Education.
“13,000 masks have been manufactured so far under the program” he said.
Sentiments echoed by County CECM for education Joseph Kiuna.
He also commended the work being done by TVET in the fight against spread of COVID-19 in the county and nation at large.
The County Education CECM reiterating that the program will go on.
The face masks are being distributed weekly through the office of the MCAs at ward level.